While flavor of the food is on point, the pricing in relation to the portions is more than lacking.
The best dinner I’ve had in New York !
Brunch- food was awesome. Very unique.
The food was really good all the way up to the deserts they just tasted strange and we like when food is a little bit twisted. Service were good until the end also were our waitress totally lost us for no reason at all.
Loved the food. The service was amazing! Will come back for sure. Thanks for the great experience overall Estela!!
I am sorry to say that it was so loud and noisy in this restaurant , that we could not enjoy the food nor could we talk to anyone at our table... I would not recommend this place to anyone..
A fantastic NYC experience. Great food, atmosphere and service. I love this restaurant.
A little dark in back corner near wine bottles. We’re tucked in a cozy area but could not see food or menus away from lighting of larger area. Best meal and service ever!!!!!
Good but noisy
Great meal once again. And they were very accomodating to my kids. Thanks.
Just eat here man, be ready to have a great time but know that you’re either balling out or you’re having a very light meal
I had high expectations based on reviews and my prior visit, but food was sub-par.
I ordered almond nuts, stake tar tar, ribs, stake and dumplings.
Everything other then stake was mediocre.
we were seated, then host came over to ask what name was under my reservation as if gearing up to kick us out.
At the end the server spilled wax all over my coat -- not intentional and I didn't realize the extend of coverage until I got home, but definitely added to my aggravation.
Really an amazing experience! The food is outstanding and very creative, but it is usually very crowded and the noise level is can be really high.
The food, though not Spanish, is served tapas-style in plates meant to be shared at the table, so, for a group of four, we ordered ten different items (plus four desserts on top of that). Without exception, every single dish was original, complex and creative, with flavors that combined and even changed while on the palate -- yielding a "wow" reaction with every bite. If any sauce remained in the dish, we spooned it up so as not to waste a drop of goodness. I liked them all so much that I would have a hard time selecting favorites, but certainly do not miss the crab and seaweed salad, the steak tartare, and the fluke and sea urchin. The glowing professional food critic reviews of Estela and Chef Mattos's work are well deserved -- dining here is a truly remarkable and memorable experience, all for a surprisingly affordable price for a highly regarded Manhattan establishment. The only thing I would have changed about the dinner would have been to slow down the pacing of the dish changes a bit -- I would have preferred to reflect about each course a bit more before the next one arrived. Still -- one of the best dining experiences of my life. Go there.
Little and very noisy place but innovative cuisine and very good 'tapas' (beef tartar & squid in fried black rice).
Came here on Saturday for afternoon brunch with my boyfriend. This is not your typical NYC brunch scene but the food was delicious. The ambience was nice and my bloody mary was amazing.
The food was original and great. However, only regular coffee for brunch... we would have liked an espresso or capuccino.
This restaurant is consistently outstanding! I'm a huge fan!
Nothing to write home about
I came here for brunch with my step mom who is a food blogger. I always try to impress her through my restaurant selections. I was confident in choosing Estela considering all the buzz, but we were all underwhelmed.
Disappointment #1 - Their brunch menu is not that great.
Disappointment #2 - There was not one thing that stood out to me with the exception of thick cut bacon which is pretty basic
Disappointment #3 - Small plates with a hefty price tag.
Outstanding food made this the culinary highlight of our recent trip to New York. The share plates were surprising and delightful, each one - incredibly - better than the one before. The menu descriptions don't even come close to preparing you for what follows - the homely-sounding mushroom dumplings, for example, were astonishing. Great wine list and savvy wait staff add to a winning picture.
Muy ruidoso e incómodo. Muy buena cocina. Mucha onda
Lamb ribs and the red snapper were incredible.
The one comment I have to say: the seating there is so weird. The bench on the side of the wall is SOOOO much higher than the chairs sitting across so then you feel like this weird giant throughout the meal.
Food was great and they were very friendly and very helpful. The egg sandwich is a must for brunch/lunch. I am looking forward to going back for dinner!
The food was great, the service was average, it is very noisy, we couldn’t hear what the waiter said, and he couldn’t hear us when we called him; that was a little annoying. It is an expensive restaurant.
It was perfect
More than lived up to my expectations, loved every bite and really pleasant service too.
Nous sommes français et avons apprécié la cuisine, excellente..., les vins...les plats à partager, le personnel très sympathique et très professionnel.
Nous avons été très surpris par le niveau sonore de la musique (qui est de bon goût ceci dit...) mais qui oblige les clients à parler fort, d'où un brouhaha hallucinant, dommage !...
Very delicious. We enjoyed every bite. We will definitely recommend this place.
Stellar food with a focus on flavor - no frills, no over the top presentation, just delicious ingredients treated with care. Exceptional wine list.
What a great experience! Excellent food. The dumplings were superb.
Great food, great service, very accomodating.
Excelent and good cost benefit . Ideal for a weekend lunch
Great food and a very lively.
Food was very good but portions were very small for the money. Overall it was enjoyable
Creative cooking, good service, winelist to improve...
Neighbourhood gem, however veeeeery noisy...
Small plates to share and they do disclose it openly so knew this going in. They have a lot of dishes to choose from and most sounds good. It wasn't too busy on a Sunday brunch time (on the earlier side maybe). Not sure if good value but happy to have tried.
Drinks could be better.